Special Issue "Spacecraft Orbit Transfers"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 838
Orbit transfers are a type of maneuver used by spacecraft to transition from one orbit to another. Recent advances in propulsion technologies and computational intelligence have enabled more efficient, low-cost, autonomous orbit transfers for a variety of complex space missions. For example, new propulsion systems can achieve very high specific impulses while enabling very low thrust levels for more efficient fuel consumption and extended periods during orbit transfers. Meanwhile, the rapid development of machine learning and computational guidance, navigation, and control approaches has provided significant opportunities to enable novel orbit transfer concepts with higher levels of autonomy and robustness in uncertain and disturbing mission environments.
The Special Issue aims to address the broad topics and advances in spacecraft orbit transfers and welcomes research articles and review papers in areas including, but not limited to, the following:
- Earth–orbit transfers;
- Interplanetary trajectories;
- Low-thrust orbit transfers;
- Rendezvous and proximity operations;
- Orbit transfers for on-orbit servicing;
- Orbit transfers of small satellites;
- Ballistic lunar transfers;
- Gravity-assist maneuvers;
- Aerocapture, aerobraking, and atmospheric entry;
- Aero-gravity assist maneuvers;
- Advanced guidance, navigation, and control for orbit transfers;
- Advanced propulsion technologies for orbit transfers;
- Machine learning techniques for orbit transfers;
- Advanced trajectory optimization methods for orbit transfers;
- Launch trajectories and orbit insertion;
- Orbit transfers for spacecraft formation flying.
Dr. Zhenbo Wang
Manuscript Submission Information
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- orbit transfers
- space propulsion
- space trajectory
- trajectory optimization
- guidance, navigation, and control
- interplanetary missions